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Newcastle Gory Tour provided by Iles Tours

Newcastle Gory Tour
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Tour snapshot
Enjoy an alternative way to explore Newcastle with this macabre walking tour
Duration:
1h 45m
Group size:
16
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Discover some of Newcastle’s top sights—and learn about the city’s spooky legends, sordid criminals, and other uncanny happenings—on this two-in-one walking tour. Meet your guide right in the city center, and set off: discover the medieval Castle Keep, the historical buildings on Dean Street, Earl Grey’s Monument, and more. As you go, your guide also shares chilling stories about the city’s former gangsters, ghosts, and other unsavory characters.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Discover many of the city’s top sights, all in a single tour
  • Explore on foot to immerse yourself in the city’s ambiance
  • Learn about Newcastle’s history and spooky happenings from your guide
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 1h 45m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Discover many of the city’s top sights, all in a single tour
  • Explore on foot to immerse yourself in the city’s ambiance
  • Learn about Newcastle’s history and spooky happenings from your guide
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10078P3
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
1h 45m
Departure details
  • 150 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF, UK We meet customers at Grey's Monument in the centre of Newcastle. Your guide will be wearing an Iles Tours branded jacket and will be standing at the top of Grey Street. We ask for all customers to provide a mobile phone number so we can contact you on the day of the tour.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour is not a ghost tour and will not involve paranormal activity.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • We require a contact Mobile/cell phone for all customers to contact you on the day of your tour. This will ensure we can inform you of changes to meeting point or other information prior to your tour.
  • For customers joining us from cruises from the port of Tyne please use the Metro System and take the metro to the 'Monument' metro stop, this is where the tour begins.
  • Please contact us about any disabilities your group may have. We are able to customise tours for wheelchair and vision impairment
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Due to COVID-19 we ask all customers to maintain social distancing as per the United Kingdom Government guidelines
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • 150 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF, UK We meet customers at Grey's Monument in the centre of Newcastle. Your guide will be wearing an Iles Tours branded jacket and will be standing at the top of Grey Street. We ask for all customers to provide a mobile phone number so we can contact you on the day of the tour.
Duration
1h 45m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour is not a ghost tour and will not involve paranormal activity.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • We require a contact Mobile/cell phone for all customers to contact you on the day of your tour. This will ensure we can inform you of changes to meeting point or other information prior to your tour.
  • For customers joining us from cruises from the port of Tyne please use the Metro System and take the metro to the 'Monument' metro stop, this is where the tour begins.
  • Please contact us about any disabilities your group may have. We are able to customise tours for wheelchair and vision impairment
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Due to COVID-19 we ask all customers to maintain social distancing as per the United Kingdom Government guidelines
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    150 Grainger St
    150 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF, UK
    We meet customers at Grey's Monument in the centre of Newcastle. Your guide will be wearing an Iles Tours branded jacket and will be standing at the top of Grey Street. We ask for all customers to provide a mobile phone number so we can contact you on the day of the tour.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Grey's Monument
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Countryescape
Manchester, UK31 contributions
Family
The tour was fantastic - Alex does a great job of bringing the historical characters to life. After 20 years of visiting Newcastle we learnt things about the city we had no idea existed. A fab way of spending the afternoon and our teenagers (tough customers at the best of times!) thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks Alex.
We’d recommend this tour to anyone visiting the city or anyone who thought they knew the city already!
Written August 12, 2020
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AlexanderIles
I am glad you enjoyed it! I really strive to bring history to life and I am glad I achieved it. Have a great rest of your holiday!
Written August 14, 2020
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HurricaneElsa
1 contribution
I'm from the NE and have been coming into Newcastle for days out for years, this tour gave some great new facts about the city, its history and some of its savoury characters from the past. I can certainly see it from a new angle now. I did this tour with my 14 year old daughter, so was a little wary whether it would be suitable, it was, she found it really interesting and thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend this for visitors and some local people who may find some new things out about their city.
Written March 10, 2020
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Janette G
1 contribution
The Gory Tour was a great and interesting way to start our family, city break in Newcastle. It open our eyes and minds to hidden lives and stories of the city's past - which would otherwise go unnoticed. We also enjoyed trying to re-tell and remember our favourite bits when revisiting some of the areas covered in the tour throughout the rest of our visit.
Written August 13, 2020
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AlexanderIles
Thank you for this review! I am glad you've enjoyed it and you have a lot of new stories to share!
Written August 14, 2020
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Simon Ward
21 contributions
Friends
Alex is the star of the show with his enthusiasm, knowledge and great delivery of the facts/information. I can not praise this young man enough and it was the most enjoyable tour I have ever had. This is a must if you visit this beautiful City and will make your visit complete.
Written August 22, 2021
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AlexanderIles
Thank you so much for this review! I loved the tour and It was a lot of fun as you were an engaging and friendly group! Safe travels. Alex
Written August 23, 2021
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Chloe C
1 contribution
Chose not to read any of the other reviews for the sake of an authentic perspective. Alex was a great tour guide, with outstanding patience for us two (American) tourists. He made sure to even take the time after the tour was over to point us in the right direction. Us two students are very interested in just about any type of history, and it was fun being able to have an active participation in the tour, not only to try and answer questions, but also ask questions. Even though it was a beautiful day in the mid-afternoon, we still left feeling gruesome (which is exactly what we came for). Thanks Alex :D
Written June 2, 2022
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AlexanderIles
I am very pleased to read this tour and loved the tour with you both! So glad you had a great experience even if it was 'gross' which I expect is the feeling that the Gory Tour should provoke within you! Safe travels, Alex
Written June 3, 2022
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Brooke P
1 contribution
Family
Great information and a really fun walking tour!! Lots of cool gory stories and we got to see the pub Jonny Depp was at when he got the verdict from the Amber Heard trial. Alex was a wonderful tour guide. Thanks Alex
Written July 12, 2022
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AlexanderIles
Thank you, Brooke! So glad you enjoyed it and I always find it fun to see what people remembered the most! Have a wonderful rest of your vacation! Best wishes, Alex
Written July 13, 2022
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Emily
4 contributions
Friends
Highly recommend booking this tour if you’re visiting Newcastle. Alex is a lovely guy full of a lot of passion and knowledge about the history of the place. The tour was definitely one of our highlights from the trip. :)
Written September 16, 2020
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AlexanderIles
Hello Emily, I am really glad that it was one of the highlights of your trip to Newcastle. Safe journeys and hope to see you again on another tour in the future. Best wishes, Alex
Written September 18, 2020
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Emily R
2 contributions
Alex was enthusiastic from start to finish and had some fantastic gory stories. He was very knowledgable and able to answer specific questions whilst encouraging participation. Friendly and accommodating. We were honoured to be on his first tour back since lockdown and look forward to trying one of his others very soon. Couldn't fault him, 10/10
Written March 31, 2021
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AlexanderIles
Thank you for this review! I love being able to do tours and returning to work after the lockdown was great, I really enjoyed delivering the tour for you and glad you enjoyed it.
Written April 1, 2021
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David H
Kalkudah, Sri Lanka1 contribution
What a great tour !
Many exciting, and often even even funny :) , stories about the seedy side of Newcastle.
Alex is a great host and Tour-guide with a genuine interest and passion for the area and people of the North East.
Highly recommended.
Written August 13, 2022
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David P
Portland, Maine, United States5 contributions
Solo
By all means, go with Iles tours over the local city tour, who actually treated us a bit rudely. Iles is very knowledgeable, courteous, and respectful of others. I learned a great deal in two hours, and he was able to tailor the tour to my particular interests very nicely. Highly recommended!
Written June 18, 2018
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Alex Iles is a rockstar!
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This all-day tour with Alex was without a doubt one of the highlights of our visit to the UK and an experience we w
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Nice Walking Tour
Excellent tour! Alex was incredibly knowledgeable about Newcastle and its' history. He also had a passion for his
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Excellent tour
A very informative tour delivered in a really fun and engaging way. I would highly recommend Alex and Iles Tours!
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Highly recommend
We booked a private tour as part of our office team building activities and we all loved it. Alex was really knowle
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Great Durham History Tour
I enjoyed the historic tour of Durham with Alexander Iles (Iles Tours). He provided a whole raft of information abo
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Fantastic Tour!
Thanks Alex we had a great time on your Newcastle tour, I hadn't realised just how much I didn't know about my hom
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Fantastic
I recently did a tour of Northumberland Street and Grey's Monument led by Alex. He is such a gentleman and so full
Prince-Richardson
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Great afternoon
What a fabulous afternoon. We learned so much about a beautiful City we live so close too. Weve already enquired ab
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Tour of swing bridge
Alex our guide had lots of knowledge about the history of Newcastle. He was very interesting and informative. We r
Scook84
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Great relaxed tour
Really great tour hosted by Alex. He is very knowledgeable and friendly and our tour was just the right length, cul
gillianm961
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Excellent walking tour
Alex was informative and knowledgeable but most of interested and interesting. We learned lots about Newcastle's hi
sarahgreener74
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From 11 to 77 we all learned something new…
Alex has an amazing knowledge of local history and brings each location of his tour to life with an abundance of fa
Worldtraveller1939
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Newcastle Grey's Monument and walking tour
This was an excellent walking tour from the Haymarket and ending with a visit to the top of Grey's Monument. Alex,
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Very interesting
Excellent guided tour of Northumberland St and Monument. Great insights into my home city, realising how little I k
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